Something Old…Something New…

this beauty is in the bushes outside of Mr. T's preschool
this beauty is in the bushes outside of Mr. T’s preschool

 

Good morning! I’m back for another installment of unexpected blessings. This also fits in so well with my personal paradise theme. I recently took myself out on a date. My wardrobe was sorely depleted and need attention desperately. So my wonderful Mr. Hubby let me abandon the family for a few hours to do some clothes shopping. I found some really great deals and some adorable pieces to compliment my sparsely populated closet.

 

My pretty new wallet. I won't scare you with  a picture of the old ratty one!
My pretty new wallet. I won’t scare you with a picture of the old ratty one!

 

But that is not my blessing today.

The new clothes certainly helped flesh out my wardrobe but I do have some awesome elements that are still wonderfully useful that I didn’t get new.

My unexpected blessing today is my local thrift shops. I don’t go to the thrift shops often but sometimes it is incredible what lovely, almost brand new items you can find! And they are so frugal!

 

My favorite pair of jeans and a delicate lacy new shirt.
My favorite pair of jeans and a delicate lacy new shirt.

 

So here are some of my finds that patience in recent months have afforded me: amazing  high quality brand cycling pants – $10, normally at least $45; Under Armour shirt for my boys – $3, normally around $25; A beautiful, stylish, and warm winter coat from Talbots for Miss S – $9, normally around $35; jeans for me that fit and flatter – $6, normally around $32; and a sweater dress that will make Miss S feel like a fashion plate – $4, normally around $20. Spending $32 instead of around $160? I’ll take it!

 

How cute is this?! Miss S loves this unicorn shirt.
How cute is this?! Miss S loves this unicorn shirt.

What a gift to give new life and love to an item that is no longer useful or wanted by someone else. And what better way to treat our world gently than to reuse items that could otherwise end up clogging the dumps and landfills.

 

This dress is so pretty - I wish it was in my size!
This dress is so pretty – I wish it was in my size!

 

What blessing have you been surprised by recently? I’d love to hear about it!

Peace and Health,

Jennifer

One comment on “Something Old…Something New…

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing so much helpful information with us.

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